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Old 02-17-19, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Around here, mountain lions kill deer and then rip out their kidneys and eat them, leaving the remainder for scavengers.
No way, man...nobody likes kidneys....
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Old 02-18-19, 01:55 AM
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Here's a story with a happy ending : mountain lion rescue
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Old 02-18-19, 11:23 AM
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I've seen a lot of critters up in the trees. I'm not sure 'stuck' is a good description. They usually find a way down when they are ready.
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Old 02-18-19, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Mountain lion attacks (on humans, obviously) have historically been rare. In the last several decades there have been 1 or 2 per decade on average. A Colorado trail runner was attacked Monday, you've probably heard of this, he strangled the cougar. This is the third attack in less than 12 months.

Soon we'll all need medieval armor and sacrificial dogs just to go outside.
that makes no sense , but it wouldn't be a bad idea if you live in an area with big cats , to have some sort of protection , thats what humans do best , i wouldn't go out into the lions territory with out a full expectation of a possibility of being attacked , and id bring a field knife , thats about 12 inches long from cold steel knives , id have a dog by my side , most likely a dogo bred for combat , this is what it means to be a human we use tools to dominate out enviroment ...

i go out at night with my dogs and i have only seen a coyote 2 times , but that could have been two chances for an attack , and even i stopped carrying my field knife because its bulky , but that one tool could end a coyote or a lion attack real quick .
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Old 02-18-19, 11:41 PM
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He's lucky it was a juvenile and that Momma wasn't any where near or the out come would've been very different.
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Old 02-19-19, 03:30 AM
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Reminds me of "Missing 411" and Rusty Wood's You tube series on people that have gone missing in the parks.
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Old 02-19-19, 05:48 AM
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Having a Kangal or two along would be secure. Guard dog genetics. Huge. Will take on any aggressor, including mountain lions, bears, pit bulls, with over twice the jaw strength of pit bulls. Able to kill wolves.
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Old 02-19-19, 06:12 AM
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Knee to the kneck if you have a chance

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Old 02-19-19, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by avole View Post
I'm not justifying what happened by any means, but, given that the only really safe place for the big cats, and lots of other species, to live is the zoo, You must realise how much of their environment, not to mentions their species, we have destroyed through wilful destruction of their habitat.
3 attacks is probably co-incidence, and no more. Horrible for the friends and family, with whom we all sympathise, but surely road deaths, murders, falls, drowning etc far outweigh the numbers killed by these animaks. I'd also note that hunters alone still kill animals of many species, whether they are 'protected' or not.
Are you suggesting that hunters kill protected wildlife.?? You are wrong and you shouldn't post fake facts. Only poachers kill protected wildlife.

And furthermore, hunters contribute to wildlife and habitat in huge dollar numbers. More than any other group of society. Hunters love wildlife in many different ways and that my friend is a positive. Ya. And THAT'S the truth. And no, I don't hunt.
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Old 02-19-19, 08:41 AM
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Next thing you know, Avole will claim that bicyclists sometimes run stop signs.
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Old 02-19-19, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
Are you suggesting that hunters kill protected wildlife.?? You are wrong and you shouldn't post fake facts. Only poachers kill protected wildlife.

And furthermore, hunters contribute to wildlife and habitat in huge dollar numbers. More than any other group of society. Hunters love wildlife in many different ways and that my friend is a positive. Ya. And THAT'S the truth. And no, I don't hunt.
No, I’m not not remotely, I’m assuming there is a quota ststem, as there is here. Also, the hunting season is fairly short. your poachers point is a good one, though perhaps more common in some areas of the world. As to your second paragraph, best left alone, methinks. Yes, well aware hunters put money into wildlife reserves. Whether they put more in than governments, tour operators etc I wouldn’t know.

By the way, there’s no such thing as a fake fact. . A fact by definition must be just that, and cannot be other than true. The word you want is ‘lie’.










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Old 02-19-19, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Next thing you know, Avole will claim that bicyclists sometimes run stop signs.
Certainly do, everyday occurrence in Paris - they decided it was safer at some, not all intersections.
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Old 02-19-19, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I think there are more and more people doing adventure outdoor thing...more and more bloody encounter there will be like this. Especially nowadays alot of people are doing it solo.
this

time for more pepper spray and stun guns
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Old 02-19-19, 10:55 PM
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Isn’tthat rather harsh, and expensive? I mean, not to mention the logistics of training the animals to use them
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Old 02-20-19, 12:05 AM
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Note: the above post is not intended to be serious. However do not, repeat do not, approach a mountain lion on a bike with a pepper spray.
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Old 02-20-19, 10:09 AM
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My closest encounter with a puma was while running my dog off leash in the Oakland hills. I was able to see and leash my dog before crossing paths with a guy walking a cougar on leash.
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Old 02-20-19, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by avole View Post
Note: the above post is not intended to be serious. However do not, repeat do not, approach a mountain lion on a bike with a pepper spray.
If you see a mountain lion on a bike, you should wave. Or let him know you’re drafting him.
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Old 02-20-19, 03:19 PM
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Looks like pepper spray works

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Old 02-20-19, 04:20 PM
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Anybody that runs alone in the woods is just asking for trouble. Particularly when you already know cougars are out there and aggressive. I question the wisdom of anyone that would pursue such a reckless course.
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Old 02-20-19, 07:20 PM
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Mountain lion fighting tips:

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Old 02-20-19, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
They are training for some event. Running in the woods seems to be gotten popular. It's tough to find running buddies sometimes, due to people's hectic schedule.

I'd be just as worry about snakes. What if you step on a rattler snake and it bites you. That's really bad too. They are camoflaged and hard to see sometimes.
great points

Also makes the treadmill and indoor stationary bike sound really really good if you live in those areas with lots of cougars
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